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Organizational Health

An Integrated Approach to Building Optimum Performance

Understand and maintain the long-term health and success of any organization with this guide to analysing the critical, interdependent elements that are crucial to success.
EAN: 9780749466022
Edition: 1
Format: 234 x 158
256 pages

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About the book

Organizational Health is an organization's ability to function effectively, to cope adequately, to change appropriately, and to grow from within. A healthy organization is just that in all its aspects: people, process, structures, systems, behaviours and governance. It is one where appropriate adaptive, maintenance and development activities are integral to maintaining performance and alignment in the operating environment. Organizational Health takes an informed look at the critical and interdependent elements of an organization that must be maintained in a healthy state for managers to meet their business goals. Using a practical, structured approach it covers: understanding and assessing organizational health; the impact of structures on organizational health such as hierarchies, alliances and joint ventures; control methods such as corporate governance, ethics and compliance; maintenance and development including OD, change management, learning and workplace environment; sustainability including carbon footprint and business ecosystems; indicators of health and dysfunction.

About the authors

Dr Naomi Stanford is an expert organization design and development consultant based in Washington DC. She has consulted with, and worked in, many sectors and industries including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and non-profits. She is an experienced author in the field and her books include The Economist Guide to Organization Design, Organization Design: The Collaborative Approach, and Corporate Culture: Getting it Right.
  • This book quickly focuses in on the good stuff. The thought provoking questions posed throughout and the key messages encourage reflection and help the reader focus in on the essentials. It is a book of choice for those want plenty of exercises and tools that any business reader could pick up and practically apply to measure the health of their organisation.
  • Amanda Underwood, Head of Human Resources, Pizza Express

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